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J Mascis Announces January 2015 UK Tour

Posted on 08 October 2014

J Mascis Announces January 2015 UK Tour

Dinosaur Jr. Launches Clothing Line


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Alternative rockers Dinosaur Jr. are set to launch their own clothing line.

The group has teamed up with designers at New York clothing company Mishka to release a line of band-branded beanie hats, T-shirts and jackets.

Frontman J. Mascis will help to launch the apparel next week (23Oct13) by making an appearance at the firm's Manhattan store to sign autographs.

Riot Fest To Play Host To The Replacements' Long Awaited Reunion


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After an absence spanning nearly two decades, The Replacements are giving performing another go at this year’s Riot Fest in Chicago, Denver and Toronto. While the band’s last show was in 1991, they technically haven’t performed together since 2012, when the band got together in the studio to record Songs for Slim, a charity EP to raise money for guitarist Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke last year, Rolling Stone reports.

Despite the sad occasion, the reunion apparently felt so good that the band felt they should try the performing thing once again. "After two or three hours, my voice was shot, but we were rocking like murder for a while," vocalist Paul Westerberg told Rolling Stone last fall.

With the summer festivals in full swing, the could hardly have picked a better time for the reunion. The Replacements have been named as headliners for all three legs of Riot Fest. Westerberg and Stinson, sans drummer Chris Mars, will join Dinosaur Jr., Best Coast, Rocket From the Crypt and others on the bill August 24th-25th in Toronto. The Replacements head a lineup that also features Fall Out Boy, Blink-182, the Violent Femmes, Motörhead, Rancid, Blondie and Public Enemy September 13th-15th in Chicago. They'll top a bill including Blink-182, Iggy and the Stooges, Rancid, Public Enemy, Guided By Voices, Flag and the Dismemberment Plan September 21st-22nd in Denver. The full lineup and all other information is available on the official Riot Fest website.

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Primavera Sound 2013 - Live Review


Barcelona: arguably the most picturesque city in Europe. Situated on the Mediterranean coast in the heart of the Catalonian region, it's a landmine of history and culture. In amongst the beautiful landscapes and symbolic architecture; much of it crafted by Antoni Gaudi; lies the wonderful Park Guell, while at the city's highest point resides the Olympic Stadium, redeveloped with an increased capacity for the 1992 event. Then, of course, there's always the world famous Nou Camp, home to arguably the greatest and most successful football club of this generation, which is where our week long journey begins. 

Primavera Sound 2013  - Live Review

Arriving a day early before Primavera's festivities start enables us to take in the unique atmosphere as champions Barcelona narrowly defeat Real Valladolid by the odd goal. It also allows one final opportunity to contemplate this year's timetable where clashes aplenty are the order of most days. However, such a haven of choices marks a great festival, right? Right. 

This year's event marks the thirteenth edition of Primavera Sound and, with weekend tickets having sold out months ago, it would be fair to say it's one of the few whose reputation and audience is growing despite the current economic decline. Mainly situated across three venues; the Parc Del Forum, Parc De La Ciutadella and Sala Apolo; Primavera has developed from an initial three-day weekend into a full blown seven-day event. 

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All Tomorrow's Parties 'End Of Era' Parts 1&2 - 2013 Line-Up Announcement Mogwai Plus Many More

Posted on 17 May 2013

All Tomorrow's Parties 'End Of Era' Parts 1&2 - 2013 Line-up Announcement  Mogwai Plus Many More

Coachella 2013 Lineup Announcement

Posted on 29 January 2013

Coachella 2013 Lineup Announcement

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Phoenix, My Bloody Valentine And Blur Will Be In The Line Up Of Primavera Sound 2013

Posted on 24 January 2013

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Phoenix, My Bloody Valentine And Blur Will Be In The Line Up Of Primavera Sound 2013

Johnny Marr: I Didn't Want To Be In 'someone Else's Band'


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Johnny Marr doesn't want to be a part of ''someone else's band'' anymore.

The guitarist - a former member of The Smiths, Modest Mouse and The Cribs - is working on his debut solo album 'The Messenger' is no longer ''reluctant'' to front the project himself.

He told NME magazine: ''It is late in the day to be making my debut. I didn't want to be in someone else's band at this point.

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1991 The Year Punk Broke Review


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Review of the DVD 1991: The Year Punk Broke

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Dinosaur Jr, Farm Album Review


Review of Dinosaur Jr's album Farm released through Pias/Jagjaguwar

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